List of DGCA-approved drone training organisations in India – Part 1

Did you know in India the drone training and education service market was valued at 12 million dollars in 2021, an increase compared to 2020? The drone sector is forecasted to grow to about 349 million dollars in 2030. The overall drone service market in India was expected to reach over four billion dollars in 2030, as per the report given by Statista Research Department.

In India, drones and drone technology have been widely adopted in various industries. With an aim to make India a global drone hub by 2030, the government has taken several initiatives and is encouraging many organisations and start-ups in this domain to strengthen the emerging drone ecosystem in India.

There are 46 drone training organisations authorised by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India that are listed on the Digital Sky website. In this article, we are going to present information on 7 of the drone training organisations that represent different parts of India.

These will be a series of articles where we aim to give you information on all the training organisations in consecutive articles.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the regulatory authority for operating drones in India, and it is important to get oneself trained by a DGCA-approved training organisation. A platform called “DigitalSky” has been launched by the DGCA to perform these regulatory activities.

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List of DGCA-approved drone training organisations in India – Part 1

1. Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU)

Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University is a government-owned autonomous organisation headquartered in Andhra Pradesh, India. The organisation works hard to enhance the lives of farmers and consumers by developing high-yielding varieties, various agricultural production and protection technologies, etc.

Additionally, it now has a new experience in the use of drones and artificial intelligence in agriculture. To advance drones and artificial intelligence applications in agriculture towards smart and precision farming, a specific initiative called the Center for APSARA (A.P. Sensors and Smart Applications Research in Agriculture) was launched in 2020–21 at ANGRAU.

Courses ANGRAU provides:

  • Conventional Remote Pilot Course (CRPC)
  • Agricultural Remote Pilot Course (ARPC)

2. DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Pvt. Ltd. 

DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Limited, founded in 2017, in Maharashtra, offers a high-end ecosystem of drone solutions for multi-sensor drone surveys, data processing using reliable workstations with high configurations, drone pilot training, and specialised GIS training.

DroneAcharya provides drone solutions in:

  • Drone survey
  • Data processing
  • Drone pilot training
  • Manufacturing drones

3. Drone Destination Pvt. Ltd.

Drone Destination aims to create an entire drone ecosystem centred on drone production, accredited training, services, insurance, leasing, and finance. The company has its headquarters in New Delhi and is supported by an experienced team of aviation and drone experts who collectively have more than 335 years of experience.

With the help of Drone Destination, new economic hubs will be created, many jobs will be created, and a strong “Make in India” presence will be cemented in the booming UAV industry.

Services Drone Destination offers:

  • Survey and mapping
  • Inspection
  • Aerial Cinematography
  • Drone pilot training

4. Garuda Aerospace Private Limited

Garuda Aerospace seeks to create inexpensive drone solutions. With a $250 million market worth, Garuda is the best commercial UAV design, development, and service company in India. Awarded the NRDF Award for Bravery for assisting Indian forces during the Uttarakhand Glacier catastrophe, the company, headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has garnered recognition on a national and worldwide scale in the drone industry.

Services Garuda Aerospace offers:

  • Agri drones
  • Mapping drones
  • Surveillance services
  • Drone pilot training

5. Multiplex Drone Private Limited 

Multiplex Group of Companies, which has a history in agriculture going back four decades and includes Multiplex Drone Private Limited as a subsidiary, is situated in Bengaluru.

Aerial crop spraying solutions for the farmer community served as the company’s mission statement when it was founded. Farmers’ unique agricultural needs are met by their innovative drone solutions.

Services Multiplex Drone Private Limited offers:

  • Spraying
  • Build customized drones
  • Drone pilot training

6. Marut DroneTech Private Limited 

India’s top drone technology company, Marut Drones from Telangana, creates effective solutions with a group of talented, experienced, and talented individuals. They introduced data analytics, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to the growing drone sector in India, among many other firsts.

Services Marut DroneTech Private Limited offers:

  • Spraying in agriculture
  • Medical delivery
  • Seed planting
  • Mosquito eradication
  • Drone pilot training

7. Pioneer Flying Academy Pvt. Ltd.

Pioneer Flying Academy trains aspiring pilots for the Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) and Private Pilot’s License (PPL) by the curriculum and standards established by the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization. Pioneer Flying Academy is approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and the Government of India (ICAO).

Pioneer Flying Academy Pvt. Ltd. provides:

  • Flying training for a private pilot’s licence (PPL)
  • Commercial pilot’s licence (CPL)

Also read: How drone technology can transform agriculture in India https://dronefluence.com/how-drone-technology-can-transform-agriculture-in-india/

With industries increasing the use of drone and the push from the government has increased the demand for the drone pilots and the need for skilled professionals in the emerging drone sector.

If you want to know more information on other DGCA approved drone training organisations, you can visit DigitalSky website.

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